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Bruichladdich 22-year-old

Overall rating
87.02/100
votes
253
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Laddie Twenty Two
Bottled
02.07.2012
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
American Oak Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Label
Unpeated
Bottle code
12/167 02 JUL 12
Barcode
618105007147
Added on
28 Oct 2015 9:55 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 190,68

26 × in wishlist

253 × member ratings

735 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 22-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.02 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The nose is a real highlight for me, this mature American oak meets the heart of nerd in the middle, if it were not this mushroom note on the palate, I would take him in my top 3, he looks older than 22 years - very good barrel selection or I would type in older barrels.
    • Nose
      Lemon peels, orange juice, oily-creamy-floral fruity oak tones, green tea with jasmine flowers, with a little peace in the glass: orange blossom, orange oil, mint oil, mushrooms, musty cellar with old moist wood, wax as you know it rather of old sherry ripen, with a touch of maritime notes, tickling ripe slightly resinous oak, as if fresh sanding dust floating in a wood workshop and the sun shining on fresh sawn oak, sweetness and acidity from the wood alternate in the nose, this alternating acidity level lays more and more fine spices, briefly flashing fruits and a variance in the wax note free - here is what's going on the nose is exciting and my Snifter invites again and again new flavors on if he may stand something .. behind all this I find again and again the jasmine and orange blossom with sweet nectar - this is not a trivial "floral touch" that is seductive whisky heaven
    • Taste
      elegant, ripe, flattering sweetness, firmly interwoven with extremely delicious complex oak flavors, oily, round, ripe, no alcoholic taste warm but warm, acid, delicate chocolate notes, mushrooms, on the palate cooling mint, slight oak dryness, too much stimulating the salivation - so Unfortunately, it watered down so quickly on the palate, but what is my weakness and not to interpret the Malt negative, again and again come through the mushrooms, some beef stock
    • Finish
      gently elegant oaky, mild woody notes, slightly astringent, finally the mint leaves with a subtle wood-sharpness

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful nose, complex, intense, no alcohol, this aroma leaves nothing to be desired. In the mouth, the freshness is replaced by maturity. The finish is very long and shows the age. Bruichladdich needs time to become good, as in this bottling.
    • Nose
      Immediately intense and aromatic, ripe apple, rich vanilla, a hint of cinnamon and clove, sweet lemon, tarragon, becoming sour, white pepper, cucumber and dill, and again and again vanilla
    • Taste
      Soft, cool onset, then some sharpness and immediately oak, slightly astringent, tart as in the nose, the sweetness gives way to a bit more delicate bitterness, vanilla, lemon, sprayed cider in the background, herbs
    • Finish
      Delicate oak, hops, vanilla, apple peel, sourdough bread, long

  3. DerDennis! scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting

    Delicious whisky with a sensational nose. Would I (exceptionally) buy! What is that? No idea. At first I thought that I know that ... but ... no. As written, I am pretty sure that there are so 20-25 years maturation, probably in an ex-Bourboncask. The alcohol I would estimate below 50%, either very well involved or just drinking strength.
    • Nose
      91 91
      sweet and sour, fresh, red fruits, malt, spicy, red gooseberries, sugared rhubarb, meringue, fennel, cinnamon, cucumber, dill, wild honey, nutmeg, ginger, grated lemon zest, very faint smoky notes, old kitchen cupboard, dust ... sensational variety of flavors. A constant interplay between sweet-fruity and sour-spicy, in addition to great barrel notes. He must be older, around the age of 20, because I'm almost overwhelmed again. I could smell forever!
    • Taste
      90 90
      sweet, fruity, dusty, white pepper, dry wood, creamy, mint tea, nutmeg, malt, light earthy, oranges. The tastes also old, but is not yet killed on tap, so probably not older than 25 years. No trace of alcohol or bitterness. Again, a slight hint of smoke on the tongue, not unpleasant. Unfortunately, the whisky in the taste is not as complex as in the smell, but quite delicious.
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, subtle fruit sweetness and this cigarette smoke, to pleasant tannins, is a bit musty

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. VollePulle scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I really like the nose pretty well. In the mouth I have such a dull, mushy note that I do not like.
    I do not need a big bottle for the price.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    nice to have tasted it. Good malt, for me and today not quite as consistent, but the nose is pretty nice.
    • Nose
      Ripe fruits, and also a bit musty, flowery. Over time, the nose becomes noticeably fruity and cleaner, beautiful, almost sticky fruit flavors, not for me to determine oak and a hint of sage.
    • Taste
      quite tart, spicy, beautiful oak, a bit waxy, the musty is also here. The fruit is unfortunately pretty much in the background.
    • Finish
      Oak notes, subtle smoke, some bitterness, with vanilla and hints of fruit notes.

  8. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful, harmonious, pure Laddie, without the usual Fassißfrickel.
    Beautifully shows the distillery character: fragrant, slightly flowery, bright fruits (peach, melon), vanilla. Round, creamy and well-filled.
    That's fun.

  9. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. AlexBidi scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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